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Jan 06, 2023
The community is only one in N.W.T. south of the Beaufort Delta not accessible year-round by vehicle
Łutsel K’e Dene First Nation’s chief is asking the N.W.T. government to establish an ice road connecting the community to Yellowknife, which would help lower the cost of living for community members.
“It’s very costly to ship items by air from Yellowknife to Łutselk’e,” said Chief James Marlowe, adding the summer barge services are also expensive.
Marlowe said the plan would be to establish an ice road in March when the ice is at its thickest. He said he was informed by the territorial government that it can’t happen this year and that it would cost around $2 million to build.
But Marlowe isn’t giving up.
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